tools you should always have in your RVSleigh bells ring… and that means Santa will soon be making his impressive overnight flight. If you’re wondering what to request from the man in red, we have a few recommendations for you. If you own an RV – whether it’s brand new or a pre-owned RV – you’ll need a tool or two now and then. Here’s our list of tools you should always have in your RV; we hope they end up in your stocking this year.

Top 10 Must Have RV Tools

  1. Standard socket wrench set (as a bonus, grab a metric socket wrench set) for tightening and loosening bolts and machine nuts.
  2. Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers in various sizes for tightening and loosening screws (tip: these also work great for prying items apart).
  3. Standard pliers, because you never know when you’ll need to hold machine nuts or squeeze things together. Channel-lock pliers are also great to have if you need to work with oversized nuts.
  4. Drill bit set with sizes ranging from 1/16- to 1/4-inch. Since an RV is made up of, well, a whole lot of various materials, make sure you’ve got a set that works both for wood and for metal.
  5. Cordless drill (preferably one that fits the drill bits!). To keep yourself out of a bind, pick up a spare battery as well. Nothing worse than waiting for a drill to charge when you’re trying to get something done.
  6. Hammer, for pounding things (obviously).
  7. Multi-utility pocket knife is essential to have on hand because it can do many things, from cutting cord and rope to prying open a bottle of beer (which can be an emergency situation at times).
  8. X-Acto knife is essential for when you need to precisely cut all kinds of material, from vinyl to wood to canvas.
  9. Wire cutters are great for cutting electrical cord, or clipping wire hangers to use for marshmallow roasting!
  10. A folding tree saw will be essential to have if your path is blocked by falling trees. Of course, try not to use this to chop down your own trees in the forest; you may be asked to kindly never camp there again.

What are you hoping Santa will bring you this year?

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